Diospyros ebenum

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Diospyros ebenum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ebenaceae
Genus: Diospyros
Species: D. ebenum
Binomial name
Diospyros ebenum

Diospyros ebenum is a species of tree occurring in southern India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The variety of the wood found in North Sulawesi, Indonesia is Diospyros ebenum Koenig.[1][2] Known as "Kaluwara" by Sinhalese people due to hard black wood of the tree. Both India and Sri Lanka have laws prohibiting international trade of the wood.

Diospyros ebenum stem

Propagation and management[edit]

  • Propagation methods

Propagation is from seed or stumps.

  • Germplasm Management

One kg contains about 9000 seeds.


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